View Poll Results: Does this flaw happen on you note 4

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  1. MrHeh's Avatar
    I just found a major security flaw on my note 4 and was wondering if this happens with anyone else who uses the note 4. I can bypass the lock screen on my note 4 if the flashlight is turned on. To replicate this flaw all you have to do is: 1) Turn on the flashlight 2) lock phone 3) select the box on the lock screen that says "Flashlight is turned on, tap here to turn off flashlight" 4) phone opens up giving you complete access to the phone bypassing the securty password and or finger print scan. **edit I figured out this only works if you have bluetooth enabled and synced to your watch or possibly just turned on.
    Rocko likes this.
    10-07-2015 09:51 PM
  2. kirksucks's Avatar
    Don't leave your flashlight on.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    H3aTeRzz and muzzy996 like this.
    10-08-2015 09:14 AM
  3. dakini03's Avatar
    It may be the particular flashlight app you are using. I use one called dashlight, and when i tap to turn off the flashlight, I am prompted to unlock the screen.
    10-08-2015 11:01 AM
  4. dedhedAndy's Avatar
    When would you leave your phone unattended with the flashlight on?
    Probably never.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    H3aTeRzz likes this.
    10-08-2015 11:18 AM
  5. Rocko's Avatar
    Doesn't happen with stock flashlight app-Verizon. I suggest listing the app you are using and then delete it.
    10-08-2015 12:46 PM
  6. nahoku's Avatar
    Doesn't happen on my Kitkat Note 4.
    10-08-2015 05:19 PM
  7. natehoy's Avatar
    **edit I figured out this only works if you have bluetooth enabled and synced to your watch or possibly just turned on.
    Is it possible you have your watch set up as a "Smart Lock" device? Because if you are connected to a smart lock device the lockscreen will not engage, regardless of what else is going on.

    In any case, better safe than sorry, even if it turns out not to be a security flaw thank you for taking the time to mention it.
    H3aTeRzz likes this.
    10-09-2015 07:21 AM

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